Ed Schultz was an American television and radio host, political commentator, and news anchor.
A prominent television and radio broadcaster in the upper Midwest region, Schultz began his career as a sports broadcaster. In the 1990s, Schultz transitioned to radio and served as host of a conservative talk show. He later changed his political views and became a Democrat.
Schultz hosted The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC from 2009 to 2015, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, from 2004 to 2014. The radio show ended on May 23, 2014, and was replaced by a one-hour podcast, Ed Schultz News and Commentary, which ran from 2015 until his 2018 death.
Schultz most recently hosted a daily primetime weekday show, The News with Ed Schultz, on the RT America network.
Schultz died July 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. He was 64.